Craig Ranchers Upset And Push Back On Wolf Reintroduction

by | Mar 27, 2023 | News | 0 comments

Proposition 114 is a Colorado law that passed in 2020 that mandates that the state reintroduce gray wolves west of the Continental Divide by the end of 2023. A meeting was held in Craig last Wednesday hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in which public comments were taken. It was noted that the plan was not something that state or federal wildlife officials instigated, rather it was an approved plan by Colorado voters. A report from Bigfoot99News states that the Craig meeting saw many Moffat County ranchers upset about the reintroduction of wolves to the area. It was a common feeling that those in urban areas do not understand the cost of livestock loss, the paying of additional taxes for the wolf introduction while incurring additional expense and time to guard the ranchers herds. Ranchers in the Walden area are already dealing with wolves killing livestock and dogs. That wolf pack originated in Wyoming and highlighted a concern that the wolves have the ability to travel far and wide. 

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